Would you believe me if I said that I have cornered myself into a spot in such a way that if I wrote one review for all the pending reviews I have, I would not need to write fresh posts for the whole of July (Except maybe two memes)? It would not matter much if I was not believed though, since it is the truth. I have been on a reading spree and a lazy writing spree at the same time ( a terrible combination to say the least, for a book blogger). I have complained about it before and set up strategies but the situation has not changed. With mounting reviews that I actually want to talk about, I have decided to (once again) set myself a sort of regime. I hope you enjoy reading about the variety that I have left to talk about!
This book is from one of my older acquisitions, and as I am working through the backlist, I finally got around to it. It was a surprising read, to say the least.
It begins innocuously enough in a small town where the lead protagonist is called to help in a capacity that I did not fully understand when the local star is found dead (of apparent natural causes). In bits and pieces, more things are added to the picture. We find out about the colours of the town, the facets of Samson Delaware, which are extremely surprising. The author lulls you into thinking the book is going one way when suddenly it makes a complete turn into a whole other territory. It kept me on my toes, trying to predict the next jump.
Given the ‘different’ storyline, the possibility of a mystery and a very personal obsession, I expected a lot more to happen. If not for that ending, I may not have liked the book overall! The conclusion matched the feel of the first part of the book when the story began.
It was an interesting experience, and since it is not a very large volume, I would still recommend it to anyone who finds the blurb attractive. Film buffs might enjoy the tie-ups where every chapter is preceded by a script or scene, or storyline of a movie.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.